New 'anti-poverty champions' are being planned in Wales to help the poorest groups in society and protect those most at risk of poverty and social exclusion. The Welsh Government is asking each of the 22 local councils in Wales to create two champions, one of them an elected councillor and the other a senior council official.
The Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Huw Lewis, said the champions will be an integral part of the Welsh Government's response to poverty – against a background of economic recession and benefit changes that will hit the most vulnerable groups hardest.
Source: Press release 18 April 2013, Welsh Government
Links: Welsh Government press release